Category: Gigs

Harry Manx has been dubbed an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. His unique sound is bewitching and deliciously addictive to listen to. He appears at The Ruby Lounge in Manchester, on Sunday, 1st […]

Gigs: October at Bluefunk

Posted on: Friday, Oct 2, 2015

Garry White’s Bluefunk has a stellar line-up for October, with the following gigs at Poynton Legion: Sunday, 4th: Mat Walklate and Paolo Fuschi Thursday, 15th: Chris Bevington & Friends (inc. Jim Kirkpatrick) Sunday, 25th: Ian Siegal Full details here:

The countdown has begun to the start of the Big Blues Festival with headliners Chantel McGregor and The Nimmo Brothers on the bill. The festival was developed from the one day event last year that saw American music icon Steve Cropper and The Animals perform. Running from Friday, 9th to Saturday, 10th October it includes […]

As part of their current tour these two exceptional players – Mat Walklate and Paulo Fuschi – visit the ‘Church of Bluefunk’ Devil’s Music Sunday sessions. Both have individually graced Bluefunk before with other projects but this coming together has proved beyond doubt that the sum of the parts can  be greater than the whole. […]

Mississippi Hill Country Blues trio 3 Kings will take to the stage as part of the all day food and drink festival in Hoole, Chester on Sat 03 Oct. Ten of Chester’s finest bars and pubs will do battle in two competitions – the Mocking Bird Tap, the Oaklands, Luke and Gin Rickeys, Joseph […]

News: Bowness Bay Blues 2016

Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015

Gigs: Laurence Jones – upcoming North West shows

Posted on: Sunday, Sep 20, 2015

Just a reminder that Laurence Jones has upcoming North West gigs – supported by Red Butler on most, at: 24th September: Band on the Wall, Manchester 1st October: Citadel Arts Centre, St. Helens 3rd October:  The Live Rooms, Chester 6th October: Darwen Library Theatre, Darwen 8th October: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal (Picture courtesy of Geoff Oldfield)

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News from Jeff Winters of upcoming blues shows at The Welcome Inn, Bury Old Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6TA. 30th September: The Marauders 14th October: Early Mac 21st October: Mr Gees Blues Band 18th November: Mat Walklate & Paola Fuschi 2nd December: Doublecut 16th December: The Mighty Revelators

Friday 9th October – Ricky Cool and the In Crowd – £6/£5 adv, £16.95 with dinner In his new line up, Ricky Cool and the In Crowd, Ricky Cool has teamed up with some of the Midlands top players in a six piece band presenting an explosive mixture of ska, bluebeat, rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll, […]

A double bill of blues guitar and more, from Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald and King Size Slim, at the Band On The Wall, Swan Street, Manchester, on 27th October. Link below for full details:

British guitar legend Bernie Marsden, together with Jim Kirkpatrick, plays at The Crown Hotel, Nantwich, on Friday, 25th September In September guitar legend Bernie Marsden will be heading out on a UK Tour to promote  his latest solo album ‘Shine’ released on Provogue Record sas well as playing some of his greatest hits. At a […]

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Two of the most exciting outfits on the British blues/rock scene appear at the Band On The Wall, Swan Street, Manchester, on Thursday, 24th September. Full details via the link:

Straight off the back of a 10 date tour in the USA and an appearance at this year’s  Latitude Festival, The Chris King Robinson band will be casting an untried, fiery twist on the blues. The band are astonishing sizable audiences while gaining the reputation as “the fasted growing blues band worldwide”. Expect to hear blazing new tracks […]

American slide-player John Emil is coming over to play a number of dates in our area: Friday, 25th  September: The Wharf , 107 Brook Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7AW  – 8:30 pm Monday,  28th  September: The Caledonia,  22 Caledonia Street, Liverpool, L7 7DX – 9 pm Tuesday, 29th   September: Number 39 Hopstar Brewery, Unit 9, Rinus Business Park, Grimshaw […]

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Gigs: September at Bluefunk

Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015

Just in from Garry White: Well now, what was August like! Two unbelievable performances from Laurence Jones and then the wonderful Leo ‘Bud’ Welch. Both will live in the memory banks for a long long time. Now September beckons. Another two great evenings on the programme for you to wallow in. Read on. The first requires your […]

The 4th Rory Gallagher Festival is now to be held on Saturday, 5th September, at: ** The RAILWAY HOTEL, PILLORY ST, NANTWICH, CW5 5SS ** FOUR GREAT BANDS – ALL CELEBRATING RORY GALLAGHER’S MUSIC * Jim Kirkpatrick & Heavy Weather * Gwyn Ashton * Gerry Quigley & The Shinkickers * Aiden Pryor Band

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